Airport Rail Methodology Released #AKLPols

Auckland Transport releases Airport Rail Methodology

 

At the beginning of the year when it was revealed Auckland Transport were to pursue Light Rail via Dominion Road to the Airport rather than Heavy Rail via either Onehunga or Otahuhu. As a result I filed a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) request for the full methodology leading to the preference for Light Rail.

 

Auckland Transport have released both the methodology and the video via the LGOIMA today.


You can read the full methodology below:

 

Airport Line Comparison Red = LRT proposal by Auckland Transport Black = Heavy Rail Route proposal Black dash = Via Mangere route to Airport instead of Onehunga Yellow = LRT to Manukau as part of Botany Line
Airport Line Comparison
Red = LRT proposal by Auckland Transport
Black = Heavy Rail Route proposal
Black dash = Via Mangere route to Airport instead of Onehunga
Yellow = LRT to Manukau as part of Botany Line

 

 

I will look at the report later on today and provide a full write up tomorrow. And yes I still support Heavy Rail to the Airport via Otahuhu:

Airport via Otahuhu Running route. Two trains per hour in each direction (clockwise and counter clockwise) giving a total of 4 trains an hour to and from the Airport and Britomart
Airport via Otahuhu Running route.
Two – Four trains per hour in each direction (clockwise and counter clockwise) giving a total of 4 trains an hour to and from the Airport and Britomart

 

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2 thoughts on “Airport Rail Methodology Released #AKLPols

  1. Started watching the video Ben, got very annoyed and didn’t read the report. Seems the Light Rail option services the Auckland Isthmus and completely ignores the needs of South Auckland. Long term it seems to me that a heavy rail feeder loop that transects those suburbs with no rail access and runs past the airport, would be a better long term solution. I’d wager right here and now that a traffic flow study would support anecdotal evidence that the biggest road traffic issues are from the south.

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